A pair of Turkish F-16s at airport in Ganja, Azerbaijan on Oct. 3. Via New York Times / Planet Labs.

The Artsakh Defense Army reported continued artillery fire and fighting throughout the day, with civilian infrastructure of Mardakert and Martuni again coming under fire. The are of clashes was reported to have spread, in addition to the north and the south of Karabakh that has been the focus of the fighting, there was fresh fighting in the central portion of the frontline as well. Cloudy weather that has settled over Karabakh mountains appeared to limit the use of Turkish drones.

In Yerevan, prime minister Nikol Pashinyan spoke about impossibility of reaching a compromise Azerbaijan and urged Armenians to enlist as volunteers in preparation for more fighting.

Ex-presidents of Armenia and Artsakh, including Levon Ter-Petrossyan, Robert Kocharyan, Serzh Sargsyan, Arkady Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, came together to discuss the war, in what was the first such meeting ever.

Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay told CNN Turk that Turkey was ready to send ground forces to Azerbaijan, if such a request is received. Turkish air force and mercenaries have already been engaged in Karabakh fighting.

Armenian president Armen Sarkissian visited with NATO and EU leaders in Brussels.

In Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again spoke about the need for “third parties [to] stay out of the conflict” in Karabakh, as well as U.S. support for return to cease-fire and negotiations.